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September 15, 2020

Markon First Crop (MFC) Norkotah Potatoes are readily available in Idaho. Demand for five-pound retail poly bags has strengthened in order to supply the USDA Food Box Program. Carton prices will to continue to inch down as raw product will be needed to produce retail bags. Large-size potatoes are the byproduct of retail bag production, creating a supply exceeds demand situation for foodservice potatoes.  


  • Norkotah quality remains very good: minor skinning and excess moisture may be observed in fresh-run potatoes
  • New crop potatoes have not gone through the sweat process yet
  • Potatoes may release moisture as they cool, causing very light, white surface residue that can be easily be brushed off
  • The white residue will dissipate as potatoes dry and does not pose any quality problems
  • MFC Norkotahs will begin to ship out of storage in mid-October


  • New crop Burbank harvesting will begin in late September; packer label cartons will be available to ship
  • MFC Burbank Potatoes will be available once the sweat process is completed (approximately late October/early November)

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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